Banking the world’s seeds
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership safeguards wild plant diversity and enables its sustainable utilisation through global partnership.
We partner with over 100 countries to identify, document, research and conserve the world's plants and fungi. Take a look at the projects and programmes in our portfolio.
Taxonomic research into this diverse plant family is helping to inform plant conservation planning in Africa.
Researching the biodiversity, evolution and ecology of Cyperaceae, one of Africa’s most diverse monocot families.
Utilising Kew’s botanical expertise to assess habitats proposed for conservation under Angola’s Protected Areas Expansion Strategy.
Conservation and sustainable development with communities in the Chimanimani forest belt.
Community management in Nigeria, and screening wild banana progenitors for resistance.
Providing a climate-resilient strategy for coffee production in Ethiopia.
The palms of Madagascar as a window on the evolution of the island's forests.
The definitive manual and identification tool for the vascular plant species of South-Central Africa, drained by the Zambezi (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana and the Zambezi Region of Namibia).
Using knowledge of endemic grasses to understand the history of open canopy areas for land management and conservation planning.
Reversing land degradation and desertification in Africa’s drylands, boosting food security, and supporting local communities in adapting to climate change and sustainably using their natural resources.
Investigating food insecurity in Ethiopia resulting from climate change and population growth, and genetic and species diversity of Ethiopian agri-systems as the key to resilience.
Conserving Madagascar’s edible wild yams through cultivation to enhance livelihoods and food security.